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1 Ott/10

De-Organize Your Home for Greater Efficiency [Organization]

De-Organize Your Home for Greater Efficiency [Organization]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); While we all go through the trouble of sorting our socks, silverware, and other household items, weblog Productivity 501 notes that sometimes, finding things is just as easy without constant organization. More » (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Continua a leggere – Original Link: De-Organize Your Home for Greater Efficiency...

22 Set/10

Take the Tedium Out of Chores by Expanding Your Knowledge [Mind Hacks]

Take the Tedium Out of Chores by Expanding Your Knowledge [Mind Hacks]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); No one likes menial tasks, but Erin at Unclutterer finds that tedious chores become much more interesting if you expand your knowledge on it. More » (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Continua a leggere – Original Link: Take the Tedium Out of Chores by Expanding Your Knowledge [Mind Hacks] Technorati Tags: become-much, chores,...

18 Set/10

Build a Stylish Portable Fire Pit on the Cheap [DIY]

Build a Stylish Portable Fire Pit on the Cheap [DIY]

If you’re fond of the miniature gel-fueled fire pits that have become popular indoor and outdoor focal pieces but not so fond of the price, this clever DIY project will help you craft one from a planter and cheap picture frames. More » Continua a leggere – Original Link: Build a Stylish Portable Fire Pit on the Cheap [DIY] Technorati Tags: clever, diy, focal-pieces, gel-fueled-fire, household, none-solid, outdoors,...




12 Set/10

Lifehacker Labs: Capture Fruit Flies with a Cup and Apple Cider Vinegar [Lifehacker Labs]

Lifehacker Labs: Capture Fruit Flies with a Cup and Apple Cider Vinegar [Lifehacker Labs]

Fruit flies are extremely annoying, fast, and a pain to capture and get rid of. Last month we shared a simple no-tools-required fruit fly trap with you. This week we tested it, slightly modified, with impressive results. More » Continua a leggere – Original Link: Lifehacker Labs: Capture Fruit Flies with a Cup and Apple Cider Vinegar [Lifehacker Labs] Technorati Tags: annoyances, apple-cider, capture, cleaning, extremely-annoying,...

5 Set/10

Hang Your PC Tower on the Wall to Save Floor Space [Clever Uses]

Hang Your PC Tower on the Wall to Save Floor Space [Clever Uses]

One of the drawbacks of using a desktop PC is that the tower takes up a lot of space on your floor. If you don’t have room to spare, you can hang it on the wall with an inexpensive, sturdy rack. More » Continua a leggere – Original Link: Hang Your PC Tower on the Wall to Save Floor Space [Clever Uses] Technorati Tags: clever uses, cleveruses, computers, diy, drawbacks, floor, floor-space, household, shelving,...

4 Set/10

DIY Solid Ice Drink Tray [DIY]

DIY Solid Ice Drink Tray [DIY]

If you’re looking for a clever way to keep your drinks cold this Labor Day, blogger and DIYer Rob has the solution: A solid block of ice in which you can hold bottles or cans. More » Continua a leggere – Original Link: DIY Solid Ice Drink Tray [DIY] Technorati Tags: clever-way, drink, drink-tray, drinks, drinks-cold, dz5id, household, kitchen, labor, none-solid, solid-block, solution, summer

1 Set/10

Windows 7 Family Pack Returns For Windows 7 1-Year Anniversary

Windows 7 Family Pack Returns For Windows 7 1-Year Anniversary

The Windows 7 Family Pack was a limited offer by Microsoft that basically offered three Windows 7 Home Premium licenses for the price of one. It had a few limitations, but was considered to offer the best bang for the buck for all customers except students, who were able to get a deal of their own. To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft has decided to reanimate the Windows 7 Family Pack. Starting on October 3, the family pack will be once again...

24 Ago/10

How to Build a Hidden Home Theater PC Inside Your Entertainment Center [DIY]

How to Build a Hidden Home Theater PC Inside Your Entertainment Center [DIY]

Many of us use computers to power our home theater experience, but the last thing anyone wants is a noisy PC tower uglying up the living room. Here’s how reader aec007 converted Ikea’s Besta media console into a well-hidden, well-ventilated HTPC. More » Continua a leggere – Original Link: How to Build a Hidden Home Theater PC Inside Your Entertainment Center [DIY] Technorati Tags: feature, hidden-home, home...

14 Ago/10

Build a Super Sturdy Scratching Post from a Concrete Form [Pets]

Build a Super Sturdy Scratching Post from a Concrete Form [Pets]

The lightweight scratching posts you find at most pet stores are undersized and underweight for all but the tiniest cats. If you’ve got a china-shop-wrecking tom cat on your hands this super sturdy scratching is a perfect fit. Continua a leggere – Original Link: Build a Super Sturdy Scratching Post from a Concrete Form [Pets] Technorati Tags: concrete-form, furniture, hands, household, none-solid, pets, super, tiniest

16 Nov/09

Use Old Mittens To Protect Your Sunglasses [Clever Uses]

Use Old Mittens To Protect Your Sunglasses [Clever Uses]

Don’t throw out single mittens when you lose their mate. Slip them over a pair of specs or sunglasses to protect them from scratches. Photo via Real Simple. Like single socks, mate-less mittens aren’t much good for keeping you warm and covered. Don’t throw them out, though—just put them to use as protective cases for your eyewear. Sure, they won’t keep them from getting bent or broken, but they’re perfect for stashing in a glovebox or drawer. Pick up...

14 Nov/09

DIY Sliding Chandelier Stays Clear of Projectors [DIY]

DIY Sliding Chandelier Stays Clear of Projectors [DIY]

So you bought yourself a brand new projector, but there’s one not-so-tiny problem—your ceiling-mounted lighting is in the way. Check out the DIY, sliding solution that Swedish designer Linus Ã…kesson has implemented in his own living room. Although some of us might have taken the chandelier in question out of the room and headed to our local big box store for a few extra lamps, Linus, who can be found at his blog linusakesson, went a different direction. Determined not...

10 Nov/09

From the Tips Box: Stripped Screws, Chrome Bookmarks, and Fire Starters [From The Tips Box]

From the Tips Box: Stripped Screws, Chrome Bookmarks, and Fire Starters [From The Tips Box]

Readers offer their best tips for fixing stripped screw holes, syncing Chrome bookmarks from the cloud, and other household emergency fire starters. Don’t like the gallery layout? Click here to view everything on one page. About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in—the tip...

9 Nov/09

Brine Your Thanksgiving Turkey for Juicier Results [Food]

Brine Your Thanksgiving Turkey for Juicier Results [Food]

Thanksgiving’s just around the corner, which means many of us will try our hand at cooking a turkey in hopes we don’t dry it out. It only takes a little know-how in combination with some science to produce the juiciest results possible. For those new to brining, the basic idea behind the process is that by soaking a meat that is low in fat (turkey, pork, chicken) in a mixture of salt and water, you’re increasing your meat’s ability to retain its moisture. Over...

19 Ott/09

Magnetic Knife Strip Keeps Drillbits Handy and Organized [Organization]

Magnetic Knife Strip Keeps Drillbits Handy and Organized [Organization]

Organizing your home garage or workshop isn’t always as efficient or affordable as it appears to be. Try repurposing a magnetic knife strip to keep small bits in line. The hardest things to keep organized in your garage/workshop are the things you use most often. Screwdrivers and drill bits fall into that category around our home, and no matter how much we think we are returning things to their proper place, screwdriver and drill bits are easy to lose. The home decor folks at Better...

18 Ott/09

Remove Pet Hair With Rubber Gloves [Clever Uses]

Remove Pet Hair With Rubber Gloves [Clever Uses]

Due to an influx of natural cleaners, many homes don’t keep rubber gloves around like they used to, but they may very well be the easiest and cheapest way to remove pet hair from your sofas, chairs, and vehicles. Photo by How Can I Recycle This. There’s no trick or gimmick with this tried and true method of pet hair removal. All you need is a pair of typical rubber gloves found in the cleaning aisle at your local grocer or big box store. Slide them on and you’re set...

17 Ott/09

Top 10 Time-Saving, MacGyver-Style Cleaning Tricks [Lifehacker Top 10]

Top 10 Time-Saving, MacGyver-Style Cleaning Tricks [Lifehacker Top 10]

Very few people truly enjoy spending time cleaning, and fewer still love buying expensive cleaners for every little task. Here’s a handful of clever, time-saving DIY substitutes for common household cleaning jobs. Photo by epicture. We’ve already shown you 10 tricks MacGyver would be proud of, but how about when the Mac comes home to a dirty apartment? We’d like to think he might use the following cleaning methods: 10. Use cola and foil to polish chrome Chrome looks great...

16 Ott/09

Best Software Update Tools? [Hive Five Call For Contenders]

Best Software Update Tools? [Hive Five Call For Contenders]

Lots of applications alert you when an update is available—but what about those apps that don’t, or the ones you just don’t run all the time? This week we want to find the best software update tools available. For this week’s Hive Five, we want you to tell us all there is to know about the tool you use to make sure your system is up and running with the latest updates for all your important (and not so important) software. Hive Five nominations take place in the...

15 Ott/09

Make Unlimited Free Calls on Your Cellphone with Google Voice [Saving Money]

Make Unlimited Free Calls on Your Cellphone with Google Voice [Saving Money]

Most cellphone carriers provide a feature allowing you a certain number of contacts that you can call, on any network, for free, anytime. So what happens when you team up this feature with your Google Voice number? In yesterday’s Tips Box post, one reader used his cellphone provider’s “My Circle” feature to make unlimited free calls with Google Voice. The idea is that if you only use Google Voice to send and receive calls—and you set Google Voice so that it...

15 Ott/09

Make Your Own PVC Storage System [DIY]

Make Your Own PVC Storage System [DIY]

Individual storage compartments for sorting everyday objects is always good for workspace organization. Like a cafeteria tray for your junk drawer or home office, this simple, pre-built storage system is an easy, inexpensive, and attractive DIY when you’ve got some PVC on-hand. Photos by Boon. Most types of organizational storage are great for several pieces of the same type of item (think filing cabinet). But this PVC version keeps loose singular items in check and isn’t...

15 Ott/09

Two New Ways to Contribute to Lifehacker [Reader Guide]

Two New Ways to Contribute to Lifehacker [Reader Guide]

You may have noticed a few changes around Lifehacker this morning. Apart from the design tweaks here and there, this update is packed full of new ways readers can contribute to Lifehacker. Since we opened Lifehacker to comments four years ago, our commenters have played an extremely important role in the site. Readers add their expertise to our posts, pitch in and help both us and one another out, and have supplied tips that have led to many of our best stories. In fact, several of Lifehacker’s...